QUEBEC — Patrick Roy is returning to the Quebec Remparts as coach and general manager.
The Hall of Fame goaltender confirmed Thursday that he has signed a two-year contract with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.
The 52-year-old Roy previously acted as part-owner, coach and GM of the Remparts from 2005-13, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006.
He has been out of hockey since serving as coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche from 2013 to 2016.
Roy said he started thinking about a return when Philippe Boucher resigned as coach and GM of the Remparts two weeks ago.
In his previous stint, Roy was an emotional presence behind the Remparts bench who boosted ticket sales around the league. He also consistently put together contending teams.
He returns to a team that has moved out of the Quebec Colisee into the 18,259-seat Videotron Centre and which is now owned by media company Quebecor.
The Canadian Press
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the wrong starting year for Roy’s first stint with the Remparts.